The Office of Human Resource's offers one combined Open Enrollment period for your medical, dental, flexible spending, supplemental life insurance coverage, and vision coverage.

This year’s Open Enrollment begins Oct. 30, 2015, and continues through Nov. 23, 2015. During Open Enrollment, employees may make changes to their benefits plans.  All of the plans offered during the Open Enrollment period are based on a calendar year (Jan. 1, 2016, through Dec. 31, 2016); therefore changes made during this period will be effective Jan. 1, 2016.

During Open Enrollment, you can make changes to your benefit plans without having to show evidence of a “life status change.” Once you have made your elections, you cannot change them during the plan year unless you experience a life status change event as qualified under IRS regulations Section 125.

Highmark-LogoHighmark Blue Shield will continue as the College’s Health Insurance carrier for 2016.  Dental insurance will remain with Blue Cross Dental and continue to be administered by Capital BlueCross. Discovery Benefits will continue as the College’s Flexible Spending Administrator for 2016. Detailed information can be found in the Open Enrollment Brochure.

The College has selected the Standard Insurance Company as its new group life and disability insurance carrier for 2016.  It is important that you complete a new life insurance beneficiary designation form.  (Please refer to the Life Insurance section for this form.)

Access the links below for information related to your benefits

  • Medical Benefits: If you are remaining on medical coverage for 2016 with no changes to dependents and are making no changes to your plan, you do not need to complete a new Highmark enrollment form.
  • Dental: If you are remaining on dental coverage for 2016 with no changes to dependents, you do not need to complete a new Capital Dental enrollment form.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts: If you are enrolling in a flexible spending account for 2016, you will need to complete a new enrollment form.
  • Life Insurance: Effective Jan. 1, 2016, the College has selected the Standard Insurance Company as its new group life and disability insurance carrier. Since the College will have a new life insurance carrier for 2016, it is recommended that all covered employees complete a new Basic Life insurance beneficiary designation form.  That form can be found here: Lafayette Enrollment Beneficiary Form, or on the link above.
  • Voluntary Vision Plan: This is the time of year to enroll in the Voluntary Vision Plan with NVA.